Benenden School

Benenden has been one of the leading academic boarding schools for over 80 years. We educate around 550 girls aged 11-18, who come from a variety of backgrounds. Benenden offers a broad and balanced education within a friendly, caring and happy environment. The School is situated in the Kent countryside in its own beautiful parkland, just over an hour from London and the major airports.

Cranbrook Road
TN17 4AA

+44 (0)1580 240592

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ISC associations: HMC, GSA, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Church of England

Day/boarding type: Day and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Girls only

Size: 545

Benenden School fees:

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Day fees per term:

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DfE reference number:
886 / 6002

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 18 (36)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (509)

Sixth Form: (200)

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We believe that the significant advantages that our close-knit, nurturing, academically rigorous and aspirational environment provides should be available to a diverse range of talented pupils, including those whose financial circumstances would otherwise preclude them. In January 2022, Benenden School launched a new phase of its Bursary fundraising programme, Be the Change, to substantially increase the number of fully funded, life-changing bursaries the school could offer. At that time, Benenden had 8 fully funded bursary students alongside other partial bursary recipients, and we aim to increase this provision to 24 full bursaries by 2024. This challenging target is being embraced by the diverse members of our community as we aim to effect social change not just for the students but for their families, the Benenden community and for the wider benefit of society.


We are working in partnership with organisations such as Royal National Children’s SpringBoard Foundation to identify deserving candidates who will truly benefit from a transformative education at Benenden. Former bursary students have gone to study a diverse array of subjects at university including Medicine, Criminology, English, Law and Data Science.


For more information on our Be the Change campaign please visit our website: Here


For more information on our Bursary Programme please visit our website: Here

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Design scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies